Strategic Planning for Japan & China

Ascent’s step-wise approach begins with literature-based medical research and investigation of regulatory precedents to prepare high-level clinical development strategies that align regulatory and commercial objectives for Japan, China, the US, and/or the EU. Ascent then arranges meetings with leading KOLs and coordinates informal interactions with regulators to ascertain preliminary medical and regulatory feasibility of the proposed strategy. Note that a Phase 1 “bridging study” is often a critical element of global development programs for Japan and China. Ascent provides expert support in developing study designs that will generate the safety, tolerability, and PK/PD data required by PMDA and NMPA to initiate clinical trials in Japanese and Chinese patients.